Joan B. Rose, Ph.D., the Homer Nowlin Endowed Chair of Water Research, Co-Director of the Center for Water Sciences, and Co-Director of the Center for Advancing Microbial Risk Assessment

Joan B. Rose, Ph.D., the Homer Nowlin Endowed Chair of Water Research, Co-Director of the Center for Water Sciences, and Co-Director of the Center for Advancing Microbial Risk Assessment

The Virome Associated with Ballast Waters in the Great Lakes

Joan Rose will speak this week at the FAO Global Conference on Inland Fisheries

As global attention has become increasingly focused on the depletion of many marine fisheries, freshwater fisheries around the world are facing their own challenges. Inland fisheries are critical food resource, especially in much of the developing world, yet agricultural, water management, and investment policies are often at odds with maintaining their long-term sustainability. A lack of reliable data and a local, rather than global approach, to inland fisheries issues has hampered international monitoring and conservation programs.

The conference will include commercial, subsistence, aquaculture, and recreational fisheries, as well as the broad context of ecosystem services provided by inland aquatic systems. The inland fisheries conference is sponsored by Michigan State University and will be held at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). (from inlandfisheries.org)


Current Research

NSF/PIRE

Ballast water, residual waters taken in by ships that travel the world, may be contributing to the global travel of microorganisms. 

NSF/PIRE

NSF/PIRE

USDA/NIFA

Advances in bioinformatics can help provide the framework to keep produce safe for American consumers.

USDA/NIFA

USDA/NIFA

Halosource, Inc.

Household water treatment devices are used worldwide to decontaminate drinking water, and those devices are getting better.

Halosource, Inc.

Halosource, Inc.

NSF

By studying sediment cores, research can help determine the best ways to manage historic watersheds that are shaped by climate and human activities.

National Science Foundation

National Science Foundation

City of Toledo

When storms hit an area, the volume of water that enters a treatment plant can exceed capacity. What happens to the untreated water? 

City of Toledo

City of Toledo

Rose Lab

The Rose Labs are home to Joan's "water detectives", and to groundbreaking water research.

 

Joan's Lab 

Joan's Lab 


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